Helix by Reininger 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $31

By on June 20, 2014

helix-by-reininger-cabernet-sauvignon-bottlePhinny Hill in the Horse Heaven Hills long has been a major factor in Chuck Reininger’s Cabernet Sauvignon project under his family’s Helix brand. There’s a wealth of black cherry, blackberry, black pepper and crushed herbs in the nose, which shows a judicious use of oak. It’s a gorgeous drink already with flavors of plum, blueberry, molasses, allspice and white pepper, but slaty tannins and good acidity make it cellar-worthy, too.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 725 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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